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Adventure Travel Blog

Rinjani Dawn Adventures adventure travel blog contains the latest information about Mount Rinjani. It also has guest posts from mountaineers and fitness experts, that will help you prepare for your Mount Rinajni trek.

Lombok Adventure Travel Blog

The Lombok Adventure Travel Blog contains insider tips for exploring Lombok and climbing Mount Rinjani. In this section you will find fitness and equipment advice, a Mount Rinjani packing guide, travel and accommodation recommendations, and much more. The blog is complimented by out YouTube channel, where we show our latest adventure footage, as well as our Facebook and Instagram channels.

Mount Rinjani Trekking Articles

We have a very informative section about Mount Rinjani on a dedicated page here. Our blog articles include up-to-date information about Gunung Rinjani National Park, special events / offers, and general mountaineering advice

Mountain Fitness & Training Tips

We have a website page and playlist on our YouTube channel dedicated to our Rinjani Fitness Guide, so this part of the blog is mainly concerned with training ideas, nutrition and mountain skills. Angus, the owner of Rinjani Dawn Adventures, has a passion for health and fitness, in particular trail-running. So you’ll find the odd post or two on these topics here.

Recommended Lombok Hotels, Villas & Guesthouses

Although we’re based in the north of Lombok, we’ve been travelling around the island for many years now, so thought we’d start sharing some accommodation recommendations. Very soon you will find some blog posts about some of our favourite places to stay and restaurants to eat at.

  • TNGR, the Mount Rinjani National Park Authority, have recently announced that due to a formal request from officials in Sembalun village, access to Mount Rinjani from Sembalun will no longer be possible on Fridays. People will be allowed to finish a Rinjani trek on the holy day (Jum'at), but not depart. 38 days will be effected due to the restrictions

  • Mount Rinjani is a summit that draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to Lombok's shores every year. Usually climbed in two or three days, the 12,224 ft peak usually leaves trekkers tired but smiling! For more details about how to climb this iconic volcano, please check out our Mount Rinjani Guide. Many people coming to climb Mount Rinjani travel from popular Lombok

  • The Mount Rinjani Trekking Guide 2020 contains all the information you will need to plan a Rinjani summit trip in 2020. Gunung Rinjani on the Indonesian island of Lombok is one of the most sought-after summits in South East Asia. It is Indonesia’s second highest active volcano, and boasts surreal panoramic views from numerous vantage points. In this article we

  •   Mt Rinjani 2019 Trekking Information Mount Rinjani, the 12,224ft / 3726m volcano that dominates Lombok’s skyline is usually open for trekking between April and January (it’s generally closed for the monsoon months of January, February & March). During the season people climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani via two approved routes, one starting in Senaru and one in Sembalun. Climbing

  • There had been heavy rain or “hujan besar” during the night, thunder as well. My friend Natalya had woken with visions of the sky splitting open above her more than once. Myself, I slept through it, unaware; not because I am blessed with nerves of steel, but because I was blessed with being utterly knackered! Bayan was engulfed in mist

  • God knows where the morning went – I think a large proportion of it was spent trying to do something on the Internet. The Internet connection is still marginal at best, making even the simple task of opening and replying to emails painstaking. By lunchtime the battle with the World Wide Web was taking its toll on my sanity –

  • It’s a winding road, the one from Senaru to Sembalun. I wouldn’t say is dangerous, but you definitely have to keep your wits about you – it’s narrow in parts, and there’s often random road works with non-existent warning signs on the approach. Cars and small trucks can take up 80% of the road, which makes cornering a bit of

  • After the delayed arrival of a friend coming from Surabaya, I’ve finally made it back to Senaru and the office. My prolonged stay in Mataram was a tad boring, but useful at the same time. At the moment Mataram still feels more like a town than a city, but I think this will change in the next few years. New

  • I came to Mataram for some shopping. Stupidly I forgot most of the shops are shut on Sunday. As I’d never been to Narmada Park, I decided to hop in a cab and take a look. A very brief history! Situated roughly 10km from Mataram in the village of Lembuak, West Lombok, Narmada Park is the legacy of a King. King Anak

  • Apparently it’s now 2015! Did 2014 “fly-by”? For me, no, it was the longest year in living memory! Hopefully this is a sign I’m getting psychologically younger, rather than living in a state of ennui – that I’m winning the battle that the more antiquated amongst us seem to struggle with! Who knows, who cares. What was important was that the

  • Building Building in Lombok is never easy, but it can be a very fun and rewarding experience! The hardest thing I find, apart from the language barrier, is locating the materials and equipment needed to do a job. Where as in other places you can go to a large hardware or DIY store and buy everything at once, here you can

  • I don’t know why, but the word “blog” irritates the hell out of me. Apparently if you have a website, or sell something, you need to start one - start “blogging”. This is the “recorded life” of Rinjani Dawn Adventures – a small trekking & tour operator based in Senaru, Lombok. I hope it will not have the same affect

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